RAW Chocolate Milk Recipe

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“Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong!” was a popular adage in the 1940’s when parents responded to federally subsidized milk ads, ads approved by FDR as part of the president’s New Deal plan to increase the demand for milk. Almost 75 years later among raw milk enthusiasts, “drink your milk” can be spoken with truth. For, …

HONEY SPICE LASSI~ Most beverages dilute stomach pH… this is one drink you do want to enjoy with your meal.

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Lassis are functional as well as delicious. In Indian and Ayurvedic tradition they are used as digestives. Ginger, too, is prized for this property, helping our bodies digest and assimilate nutrients with greater ease. There are two kinds of lassis served in India, savory and sweet, both made with thinned yogurt, providing probiotics, potential grass-fed fat, protein, and help with …

dairy-free chocolate ice cream

DAIRY-FREE DARK CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM- “THE BEST YOU’LL EVER EAT,” she said shyly…

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The organic sugar version of this recipe is the ice cream that I kept eating when I was supposed to be starting the GAPS Diet, almost four years ago.  It was the final night before I went cold turkey, and I served myself a mini bowl of this flavor while doing office work.  I guess the mini bowl was supposed …

Perfect Peanut Butter Milkshake for One: Dairy-free, Sugar-free Recipe!

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Being lured to this article by the thought of a creamy, sweet, delicious milkshake, I must beg your pardon while I insert the following disclaimer . The facts are… peanut butter is sooo yummy and when not on an extreme anti-candida diet, it can be in eaten in moderation for a BIG treat.  So I’m super excited to share this super …

Wilt-free Whipped Cream

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At our gut-healing cafe in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups? Parfaits! It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are all topping!  For anyone who loves decadence, (and that’s me), parfaits give us permission to eat a whole bowl-full of the rich stuff: maple syrup ganache, honey-sweetened compote, …

Stiffened Whipped Cream with Gelatin (sustainably-sourced)

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At our “gut-healing cafe” in Eugene, Oregon what one item flies out the door almost as fast as bone broth and bone broth soups?  Parfaits!  It’s no wonder: these beautiful layered desserts are all topping!  For anyone who loves decadence, and that’s me, parfaits give us permission to eat a whole bowl-full of the rich stuff!  Maple syrup ganache, honey-sweetened compote, …

Blueberry Muffins Paleo GAPS

Blueberry Muffins {GAPS, SCD, Paleo}

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This classic recipe features homemade sprouted nut flour and butter, which happily replace store bought. I don’t know what it is about muffins; but I love ’em.  Next to soup, with tea, freshly baked muffins make me happy.  When we started the GAPS Diet, grain-free muffins like these made the new diet much easier for all of us. We had …

How to Make RAW MILK Yogurt

How to Make RAW GOAT YOGURT- Lactose-Free, Fully Cultured; EASY!

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When making raw yogurt, the yogurt making process becomes simpler. No heating of the milk is necessary because there are no pathogens to kill, as there would be with pasteurized milk that doesn’t have beneficial bacteria to keep negative bacteria at bay! (The beneficial bacteria are killed in the pasteurization process, as is the lactase, the naturally occurring digestive enzyme …

Basil Simple Syrup with Macerated Strawberries and Cultured Cream

Honey-Basil Simple Syrup with Fresh Local Strawberries and Cultured Cream

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Fresh strawberries and summer basil, both backyard-grown, or sourced from the Farmer’s Market, are sumptuous, titillating, natural treats. There is really nothing like a strawberry, for sweetness and flavor; it is queen of the fruits.  I mean, look at its color!  It is beckoning us to know what an epiphany to the mouth it is. And what can’t be said …

honey meringue

HONEY MERINGUE RECIPE- soft and marshmallowy! (GAPS-friendly)

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When you’re off sugar, there are so many desserts that need replacing!  It is exciting to learn what you can have.  Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, creator of the GAPS Diet, has a cookbook which features a meringue topping.  When we first started the regimen our kids were delighted we could still have a variation of meringue. We remember fondly the first time I …